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timing chain cover

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 79Cheyenne, Apr 4, 2000.

  1. 79Cheyenne

    79Cheyenne 1/2 ton status

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    I have a good size oil leak from the timing chain cover on my 79 350". I am planning to replace the gasket on the timing chain cover and the oil pan and put a new oil seal in to boot. My question is can this be done without removing the engine and how long would this take the average shade tree mech?<font color=purple> Any advice is appreciated!!

    <font color=orange>1979 BLAZER Cheyenne[​IMG]
     
  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Yes you can
    I did it and just neded to do the oil pan too.
    Ho and Harmonic balancer puller!!
    Put the timming cover on before the oilpan.
    How about the timming chain? sence your in there anyhow
    swap it out for a new double roller!!
    Sat to Sun will give you plenty of time!
    Later

    Rock ON![​IMG] 72 K5 [​IMG]
     
  3. Blazer1970

    Blazer1970 1/2 ton status

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    If you really want it to go easy, buy or rent (beg, borrow, or steal) a balancer installer too.

    Tim

    1970 Blazer CST 4X4 350 SM465 NP205
    1987 Suburban 4X4 350
    1988 Chevy Pickup 4X4 350
     
  4. BlueKnight

    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

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    Balancer,Balancer, Balancer.... oh yess when I replaced my oil pan gasket on my 400. I couldn't get to two of the bolts on the pan becasue of my bell housing after I did a transfer case lowering kit
     

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